Losing three family members in a fire, resident speaks up in support of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. I met Jeff Bolsinger during an NFPA video shoot in February. Mild-mannered and friendly, Bolsinger willingly participated in a case study on the new Homestead at Harness development in Greenville, South Carolina, where all 140 of its homes are fully sprinklered. He admitted he wasn’t knowledgeable about fire sprinklers before becoming a Homestead resident last August, but was slowly understanding why they’re backed by his local fire department. A couple months later, I emailed Jeff to thank him for his contribution and to alert him of the completed case study. That’s when he opened up about his family tragedy. About…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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